“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Please tell me I’m not the … More A Call to the Weary
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Psalm 33:1 Reading this verse this morning in my quiet time, one word in particular stood out to me and it’s probably not the word you’d expect. The little two-letter word nestled away between the other words that seem the most obvious … More How to “Shout for joy” When You Really Just Feel Like Screaming
For those of you who know me or have read my writing before, you know that in the past, I have struggled with anxiety. A part of that is because of my story as a childhood cancer survivor. We each have a story, and regardless of who we are or where we come from, I … More The Secret to Having Joy in Dark Places
As many times as I’ve watched it happen, it still always comes as a shock. When friendships that are a piece of our foundation in life fizzle out in the ugliest of ways. Or even silently, subtly sneaking their way into the back of our minds and almost completely out of our hearts without even … More When Friends Aren’t Friends Anymore
Church – Look this word up in any dictionary and the first definition provided will most likely be something similar to: a building where Christians gather to worship. Wrong. This is not the church. The church is not a building. The church is a people. And I am going so far as to say that … More An Open Letter To The Church From A Millennial
Honestly, sometimes life flat out sucks. Sometimes it’s hard and messy and it doesn’t make sense and crappy things happen to really, genuinely good people doing great things in this world. It just leaves you knowing that there has to be so much more than the brokenness. It’s okay for me to sit and cry … More Why Must I Suffer?
It’s so important to remember that we’re all just people. Whether you’re thinking a lot of someone or a little, they’re just a person at the core. Fatally flawed. And if they’re anything like most of us, they’re fighting the flaw that is innately their nature in order to be so much more. Give them grace.
Ever since the beginning of high-school, I can remember so many people saying, “The only thing (or person) that can fill the void in your heart is Jesus.” I think people say that so frequently to high-schoolers because that’s the phase of life not only where our searching really begins, but where it’s most evident. It’s apparent … More In Christ Alone
“And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, “I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.” Acts 13:22 How fascinating. After all of the sin corroding David’s past, he is the … More After Your Heart
Looking at the cross is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, because it causes me to see myself for who I really am. “Crucify him!” – It’s easy to read that like a quote in a history book. Like those people were making a choice that I would never make. … More To Save A Wretch Like Me